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Old 06-16-2018, 07:13 PM
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Estate Find. Zenith 10S-160...I think.

I found this today at an estate sale, and picked it up for real cheap. It looks like a Zenith 10S-160 from what I can tell.
Although I don't see the gold stripes like on some photos I found online of a 10S-160. But photos some don't.

A few flea bites, but a solid cabinet, and the chassis is pretty clean.


The grille cloth is in really good condition.










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Old 06-17-2018, 02:06 PM
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That's mighty nice!
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Old 06-17-2018, 02:28 PM
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This is a good one. All you need is to work on the chassis.
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Old 06-17-2018, 09:40 PM
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Holy shit look at that speaker!
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Old 06-18-2018, 09:08 AM
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Wait till you hear that running AFTER a re cap. They are sweet !
We restored a slightly newer one & put it in the show room.
Played a big band station on it ever day for years. The older
folk loved the memories & young'ns couldnt believe AM could
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Old 06-18-2018, 12:23 PM
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Holy shit look at that speaker!
That model had only a 12" speaker! That beehive gadget behind it was some kind of adjustable acoustic compensation for room size or placement. Looking over the schematic, it seems that only one 5Y3 would be a little overtaxed.
That radio was built when radio design was really interesting, not with all that glitz like push-button tuning, Radiorgans etc.
Everything was there for a real reason!
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Old 06-18-2018, 04:44 PM
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I dropped it off this morning at my repair guy's place.

He's hoping its two 6A3's are still good. He doesn't currently have any. I may need to buy a couple.
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Old 06-18-2018, 05:10 PM
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I dropped it off this morning at my repair guy's place.

He's hoping its two 6A3's are still good. He doesn't currently have any. I may need to buy a couple.
6A3 , you won't really break the bank .

Were they 2A3 , Oh yea , second mortgage time
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Old 06-18-2018, 05:17 PM
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I'm hoping they test OK. The radio did work as is.
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Old 06-18-2018, 05:21 PM
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Your radio uses 6L6 output tubes in push-pull. My Philco also uses them. Very, very sweet!
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Old 06-18-2018, 05:23 PM
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Ok. I messed up. I didn't take THIS radio to him yet. The one I took today is the Philco 116X

This Zenith has neither of those tubes.

So....never mind. LOL

too many radios. Must be getting senile.



This Zenith won't be going in for a couple weeks.
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I know it's easy to loose track of which radio uses which tubes , once the collection gets much over 40 or 50 sets it becomes hard recalling their tube numbers
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I know it's easy to loose track of which radio uses which tubes , once the collection gets much over 40 or 50 sets it becomes hard recalling their tube numbers
LOL. You must have a warehouse!
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Old 06-18-2018, 11:42 PM
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No warehouse here. Just love to research radios. I also love the sweet sound of 6L6's AND 6A3 triodes!
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Old 06-20-2018, 01:10 PM
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No warehouse here. Just love to research radios. I also love the sweet sound of 6L6's AND 6A3 triodes!
One of my Philco 37-116 uses 6A5G triodes. IIRC, some of that model used 6B4G triodes. My 38-116 uses 6L6's.
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